CHICAGO – There’s been a lot of history made at Wrigley Field lately, but Sunday the Cubs were on the wrong side of it.
For the first time in Jon Lester’s career, he failed to make it out of the first inning after allowing 10 runs.
Everyone on the Pirates, aside from their pitcher, scored.
On the bright side, only four of them were earned.
Still, it highlights a growing trend on the North Side of spotting opposing teams early leads.
Sunday’s 10-spot brought the Cubs grand total of first inning runs to 80 before the All-Star break, nine more than they gave up in the entire 2016 season.